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Progear Hire is a company founded by a team of professionals, a renowned photographer who comes with a vast experience when it comes to photography & the right equipment required for it coupling with 2 other individuals who have wide experience in equipment rental business for more than 2 decades.

We are here to deliver the best equipment to our customers in photography & soon to join Accessoriesgraphy too.

Be it an amateur, enthusiast or a professional, our world class rental service gives an opportunity to one & all to experience the best available equipment at your doorstep with the most competitive & affordable pricing !

Currently Progear Hire will operate in Bangalore & will soon branch out to other cities.
Known as a most diverse photographer who has shot destination weddings to wildlife all over the globe to food to people to cricket to concerts and more... he is a Bangalore based photographer and is self taught at photography. He began his journey into the world of photography 17 years ago and since then has been providing professional photography services to small businesses and high-end clients."

Bearing testimony to this is the Canon Nature Photographer of the Year Award; which he won in 2009 and his images being recognised by National Geographic Stock imagery, TIME magazine, The Natural History Museum & Better Photography magazine.

He is the Chief Photographer for the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in the DLF IPL.

             His client list boasts of -

  • Harley Davidson,
  • Hard Rock Cafe Bengaluru,
  • Sunburn Goa,
  • Submerge by Nikhil Chinapa,
  • Levis,
  • Singapore Airlines,
  • 3M,
  • Lenovo,


Also freelances with some of big names of the industry like Nat Geo Traveller, Lonely Planet, & CNN. He is the Co-founder of Bangalore Photography Workshops (BPW), an entrepreneurial pursuit through which he has trained 6000+ students in various forms of photography. BPW conducts specialised photography workshops and trails across the globe.

Kaushik Sonawala is a born Entrepreneur. He has over 2 decades experience in business. Kaushik has setup and is successfully running his IT business for over 19 years under that name of Digital Waves. Digital Waves is a privately held Company established in 1994, which is mainly into IT Distribution, System Integration & Solutions Company and based out of Bangalore with branches in Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad & Kochi.

Adding to the IT business Kaushik also diversified his business to equipment leasing. He started the equipment leasing business in 2001. The Equipment rental business is under the name of Prime Asset Source Private Limited. ( Today Prime Asset Source leases equipment like computer desktops, laptops, server, networking products, storage solutions, generators etc.

Both Digital Waves and Prime Asset Source are associated with reputed brands like IBM, DELL, Ricoh, Apple, HP and many more…


Preet Sonawala is a co-founder of Digital Waves and Prime AssetSource with his brother Kaushik Sonawala. Preet has close to 2 decades rich experience of IT business. He is focused on leasing business of Prime Asset Source. He has also setup the Real Estate development business under the “Prime” brand. For Preet photography started as a hobby and that led him to get into the business of hiring photography equipment under the ProGear Hire brand.